Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
years ago, the president began his inauguration day there, as well. also today, martin luther king day, a dual celebration. we're noting that, as well. the martin luther king memorial. the president will have his hand on the bible of martin luther king and abraham lincoln, as he re-enacts the oath of office from the capitol this morning. there it is right there. what a magnificent sight it is. robin, i know you're watching from home today. i wish you could be down here with us. we cannot wait to have you back. the whole gang is in new york, as well. we'll be covering the inauguration all day long on abc news. josh elliott out on the mall right now. josh, you've been tracking the celebrations all weekend long. what do you have right now? >> i'm actually here on pennsylvania avenue, veritably, in the shadow of the capitol, as the parade makes its way past. barack obama and the presidency, the realization of the dual dream of dr. king and abraham lincoln. he'll be using those two bibles when he takes the public oath of office, again, all leading to a remarkable day here on the nationa
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
address this morning. also, the martin luther king jr. memorial. we'll show that. today celebration, martin luther king day, as well. and, robin, i know you're watching at home this morning, as we prepare for this moment of history. i wish you could be down here with us. i know everyone up in new york shares that sentiment. hello to all you guys this morning. we're going to be down here all day long covering the inauguration. and, josh, all weekend, we've been tracking the celebration of the president, the lead-up to the inauguration. including what the president called the most significant event this weekend. >> indeed. the bangs that thrilled the nation. of course, his dear wife and the hair. there's so much to get to today. what a mood of celebration here in the nation's capital. so many, hundreds of thousands of people, turning out this weekend, to celebrate this inauguration. all a part of the lead-up to today's big public swearing-in. and of course, the parade to follow. overnight, the president attended the first event of his second term. a candlelight reception. >> what we'r
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
on the steps of the capitol -- >> i barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: -- on martin luther king's birthday will take it again honoring king and his favorite president abraham lincoln. >> the fate of human dignity in our hands, now, now, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue. ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will ly be two inaugural balls, they are star studded. alicia keyes, brad paisley, jennifer hudson. ♪ and i waited for you but you never showed ♪ >> reporter: but before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed some paintbrushes at a local elementary school. >> i need to get some power tools. >> reporter: already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> repor
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
the cold air, closer martin luther ing day. a few flurries or a want a big deal monday. ut look at tuesday and wednesday. r 20's. the mid to uppe had that since 2010.er kathy? thank you. thanks for watching. we hope you have a great morning.